Arts & Entertainment

Rocklin author Nanci Lee Woody's first novel’s a winner

When Nanci Lee Woody set out to write her first novel, she turned to her husband for help. After all, they had written a musical together. But it wasn’t his professional inpu ...

Media Life: KCRA recognized for coverage in sheriff’s deputy slayings

KCRA 3 has been honored with a national award for its coverage of the October shootings of two peace officers that started with a death in Sacramento and ended with the loss of Pla ...

Orchestral maneuvers

Where do black tie and tails mingle with spandex and sequins? Well, not exactly mingle, per se, but share the stage? OK, actually, in some cases the sequined ones are flying above ...

Bryan McPherson a product of his environment

Though born and raised in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Bryan McPherson considers home “right here, right now.” At the time he said it, he was rolling through ...

Five questions with Mick Martin

Mick Martin has been at this a long time. The Sacramento-based musician and his band, The Blues Rockers, will headline the Loomis Blues, Burgers and Brew festival this Saturday, bu ...

State Capitol unveils Van Howd’s President Ronald Reagan statue

SACRAMENTO -- It took a private gesture by Reagan Administration Secretary of State George Shultz to put the unveiling of a new statue into perspective. The bronze statue, sculpte ...

Creole-steeped Party in Park serenades Auburn into summer

Party in the Park was free but the infectious mix of Creole and zydeco music filling the warm night air Friday was priceless. The music came courtesy of Louisiana’s Jeffery ...

Media Life: Auburn sculptor creates Capitol’s new Reagan statue

A labor of love for many, a bronze statue of California Gov. Ronald Reagan – and, oh yes, a U.S. president as well – will be unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento on Mo ...

Documentary follows ‘Gold Country Kids’ on film production adventure

How would you describe a Gold Country kid? If you asked Paula Johnston or Philip Jacques, general managers at Auburn Community Television (ACTV), you’d probably hear terms li ...

Auburn Library Garden Theater Summer Series kick off on Sunday

The classic rock band with the big brass sound, On Air, will kick off the Auburn Library Garden Theater Summer Series on Sunday. In its 27th year, the free concerts will also featu ...

There’s more to Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy than meets the eye

The Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy does not seem like the type of woman who would give you her age if you asked. But I do know that J. Conrad Frank is 35 years old. The San Mateo n ...

Edgar Winter's tale

It only takes a couple of minutes talking with Edgar Winter to realize how close he was to his older brother. Johnny Winter, the acclaimed blues guitarist and singer, died in July. ...

Auburn Party in Park is music … and much more

With a Louisiana vibe in the air, Party in the Park returns for a 15th year on Friday. And “Mr. Party in the Park” Scott Holbrook is touting this year’s event as ...

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass a spirited ensemble

By Paul Cambra Of the Auburn Journal Three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. Those are the ingredients that have powered the King’s Brass for 3 ...

1960s dragsters starring at Downtown Auburn Cruise Nite car event

The forecast is for a hot June night but not hot enough to keep classic car buffs and fans from turning out for tonight for Auburn’s Cruise Nite. The cavalcade of vintage De ...